OFW with Medical Condition, Comes Home After 11 Years

 Manama ATN

MANAMA 09 August 2021 – After suffering from a stroke which paralyzed half of her body last May, OFW Maria (not her real name) finally returned to the Philippines on 04 August 2021. She left the Philippines in 2008 to work in Bahrain as a household worker.

OFW Maria stayed at the Embassy shelter for two months after she was discharged from the hospital. Her condition tremendously improved through the collaborative efforts of the Filipino volunteers of the Philippine-Bahrain Caregiver Society and Al Wali Training and Development Center who provided daily care, and physical and speech therapy for OFW Maria.

A concerned individual also provided financial assistance for the daily needs and repatriation expenses of OFW Maria.

OFW Maria was escorted by her fellow passenger Mr. McGyver Arasa who volunteered to look after her for the duration of the flight from Bahrain to the Philippines.  Upon their arrival in the Philippines, a medical team provided by OWWA received OFW Maria to evaluate her condition in order to arrange her travel to OFW Maria’s home province of Camiguin to be reunited with her family.

The Embassy emphasizes its close cooperation with the Salmaniya Medical Complex, the Ministry of Interior’s Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs, and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in facilitating the successful repatriation of distressed Filipinos in Bahrain. END

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